What are scars?
Burns, wounds, acne, cuts, or abrasions can all cause damage to the skin. The remaining scar is evidence that the healing process has taken place.
Scars are thick, fibrous tissue that forms when skin tissue is repairing itself. There are effective methods to treat scars, but many variables must be taken into consideration when choosing the right treatment. The location of the scar, the size of the wound, the person’s age, the depth of the cut, and ethnicity are all factors.
How are scars treated with laser?
Laser Resurfacing is the ‘Gold Standard’ for scar revision.
Scars can be distracting and significantly impact your self-esteem. Lasers have been used for many years now to treat a wide range of scars, removing micron-thin layers of skin. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser allows us to precisely control the depth at which skin is removed and can, in turn, make the treatment as mild or aggressive as it needs to be to achieve substantial improvements in the aesthetic appearance and overall tissue quality of a scar, including reducing redness, volume, and overall appearance.
Laser scar revision treatments with Nd:YAG and Er:YAG are minimally invasive with faster recovery than from more aggressive lasers. This allows the positive psychological impact of scar revision treatments to be realized much sooner and with less downtime.
Laser scar correction can treat different types of scars including:
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Deep scars (atrophic scars)
- Raised scars (hypertrophic scars)
- Brown scars (although multiple treatments may be necessary to treat pigmentation)